Matt Pithers’ promising Boarshurst debut sees satisfying programme
Crewe is very much a child of railway mania. The Victorian times saw the once pastoral part of Cheshire become a hub for inter-city trains to most parts of the United Kingdom. Though Birmingham New Street has stolen its thunder in terms of passenger traffic, Crewe station remains an important railway centre.
From the railways came brass bands, but Crewe Brass is one of Britain’s youngest bands. They were formed in 1989 as South Cheshire Young Brass. Following sponsorship by the United Norwest Cooperative Society, they became a fully fledged band accommodating players from 15 to (if they’ve got the puff left) 150. Today, as Crewe Brass, they are a First Section band. At Boarshurst Band Club last night, a pretty decent one.Continue reading “Crewe Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 21 April 2019”